Weekly Media Smörgåsbord: Coffee Cup the Size of Your Stomach, Giant Jalapeños, and More...

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The food and drink stories we were reading this week.

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The Daily Meal is dedicated to consuming and analyzing the latest food news and trends. From a look at the evolution of state dinners through administrations, to the debut of the McFalafel, here's a look at stories our editors were reading this week.

— A look at America's food landscape through the eyes of a 6-year-old. [The New York Times]

— State dinner menus through the ages. [The Huffington Post]

— New Mexico University breeds extra large chiles to the optimal size for jalapeño poppers. [PopSci]

— A behind-the-scenes peek at the opening of Bar Rosso in Stamford, Conn. [CT Bites]

— Capturing the image of heat in food photography. [Diner's Journal, The New York Times]

— Craft food artisans are figuring out how to pay their bills. [Edible Brooklyn]

— The McFalafel makes its Israeli debut next week. [Ynetnews]

— Pet food goes gourmet. [The New York Times]

— A graphic representation of Starbuck's new Trenta drink size. [The National Post]

— Local chefs predict Boston's 2011 food trends. [The Boston Globe]

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